6:18 PM 9/18/2014 by Jeff Giles
What do you do when you own the film rights to a beloved comic book character that you've previously abused as a supporting player in a much-maligned superhero origin story, but people still keep clamoring for him to get his own standalone feature even though you know it'll have to either be rated R or totally lame?
6:06 PM 9/18/2014 by Jeff Giles
The August release schedule has its moments here and there, but generally speaking, that month is an annual cinematic graveyard -- not necessarily the place where you want to stake your claim to a superhero franchise, in other words. That's what Fox apparently intends to do with Fantastic Four, however:
1:17 PM 9/16/2014 by Binh Ngo
According to the MI6 website, the 24th James Bond movie will begin lensing on December 6. Daniel Craig will return to play Britain's iconic spy, with Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw, and Rory Kinnear also returning to reprise their roles. Filming was supposed to begin earlier, but a rewrite of John Logan's script by Neal Purvis and Robert Wade pushed the start date back.
1:14 PM 9/16/2014 by Binh Ngo
Leslie Mann is joining New Line's Vacation reboot cast as Audrey Griswold, the sister of Ed Helms' Rusty Griswold, according to THR. John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein are directing from their own script, and filming is scheduled to begin this week in Atlanta.
11:59 AM 9/16/2014 by Jeff Giles
Eager for a studio-sanctioned glimpse of what's about to go down when Avengers: Age of Ultron hits the big screen on May 1, 2015? Good news, superhero fans -- Marvel has released the first official synopsis for the Avengers sequel, including a hint of what triggers the fateful conflict between our heroes and the evil AI who tries to send them to their doom.
11:50 AM 9/16/2014 by Jeff Giles
The Jeremy Renner-fronted Bourne Legacy spinoff did all right enough -- in fact, Universal's been planning a sequel -- but all things considered, it's been hard to escape the feeling that the Bourne franchise has been in a bit of a fog since Matt Damon walked away from the character of amnesiac assassin Jason Bourne following the third installment in the series, 2007's The Bourne Ultimatum.
11:37 AM 9/16/2014 by Jeff Giles
No one was quite sure what to think when Legendary announced it was working on a King Kong origin picture before it had much of anyone attached to actually make the movie happen, but Skull Island seems to be coming together quickly: the studio has lined up a director (Jordan Vogt-Roberts, The Kings of Summer), a screenwriter (Godzilla vet Max Borenstein), and now a star for its cast.
11:24 AM 9/16/2014 by Jeff Giles
Because it's been nearly a decade since the last cheapo direct-to-video I Know What You Did Last Summer sequel -- and because America just can't get enough of nubile young things in white tank tops being pursued by homicidal maniacs -- Sony has apparently hit the reboot button on the formerly Jennifer Love Hewitt-led franchise, snaring the creative team behind this year's horror hit Oculus to re-adapt the 1973 Lois Duncan book that started it all.
10:55 AM 9/14/2014 by Binh Ngo
Robert Downey Jr. says there's no plan for another Iron Man movie. Smokescreen or is Marvel really planning to put one if its most iconic character in the background for the time being? We discuss that and more on this week's Download. Binh: Can't believe it's been 13 years since the attacks on the World Trade Center.
10:20 AM 9/13/2014 by Binh Ngo
Top Gun 2 is back on at Paramount. The studio has hired Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li's Justin Marks to work on the script. The 22 Jump Street sequel is a go, with Rodney Rothman writing the script. No word if Phil Lord and Christopher Miller will return to direct.